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Overview of adj severe

The adj severe has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (8) severe, terrible, wicked

(intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality; "severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"; "a terrible cough"; "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"; "a wicked cough")

2. (3) hard, knockout, severe

(very strong or vigorous; "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow")

3. (2) austere, severe, stark, stern

(severely simple; "a stark interior")

4. (1) severe, spartan

(unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment; "a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"; "a strict disciplinarian"; "a Spartan upbringing")

5. (1) dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening

(causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease")

6. severe

(very bad in degree or extent; "a severe worldwide depression"; "the house suffered severe damage") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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